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9-1-1 caller: “blood everywhere” at scene of dog attack
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A 9-1-1 recording just released gives a better picture of what it was like when two dogs viciously attacked an elderly woman
. The mauling happened Wednesday morning north of Tucson when the 89-year-old went to get her mail. She was left with serious injuries.
The 9-1-1 caller was a neighbor, who identified himself as Ryan Hines, who saw part of the attack happening in front of his house. He described the scene, with “blood everywhere,” as emergency responders rushed to rescue a woman under attack.
From the recording, provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Department:
- Operator: “What's your emergency?”
- Caller: “North Villa Carina, Tucson Arizona.”
- Operator: “What's going on there?”
- Caller: “There's a dog attack. The person is down. Serious injuries.”
Serious injuries that Pima County Animal Care says was caused by two pit bulls, now under quarantine.
- Operator: “And it's happening right now?”
- Caller: “Right now. Just ended. The dog is on the street. Someone's like seriously, seriously injured. There's blood everywhere.”
- Operator: “OK. I'm going to go ahead and transfer you to the paramedics
in your area.”
- Caller: OK. “Are they on their way?”
- Operator: “Yeah, I already have...”
The sheriff's department report
states Cody "said the two Pit Bulls were biting [Miriam.] Cole stated that he and his brother managed to free [Miriam] from the chain and, 'beat the dogs back' to get them off of [Miriam.] He said the dogs then retreated..."